Is Diversity The Key?


Clarksville farmers Dale and Pat Mennenga stand with Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds, Krista Mennenga and her fiancé, Tama County farmer Cordt Holub, following the signing of HF768, the Beginning Farmers Tax Credit bill. Submitted photo

While area soybean producers have seen difficulty, David Hemesath, general manager at Farmer’s Union Co-op, noted not all farmers are seeing tough times.

By contrast, Hemesath pointed to good profits for pork producers.

Positive news on the beef front as well came May 17 with the announcement by the USDA Japan was ending restrictions for U.S. exports.

The full article appears in the Calmar Courier.